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duckydinghy
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Nov 4, 2005, 9:05 AM

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My kid is getting to the age of a Junior program. I see some programs start at 8 yrs old and some at 9.

Is that the norm?

Any suggestions on the type of program or info on your experience would be welcome.


PaulK
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Nov 4, 2005, 7:23 PM

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Our program starts at age 9. A lot depends upon local conditions and the boat you're using. Physical coordination and strength are also factors that can push the age up above 7 or 8. Kids also need to have developed enough social skills to work together if they're in crewed boats. Then you read about the 4 year-old sailing his Opti off Cape Horn...


blowboater
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Nov 7, 2005, 3:49 AM

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Depends as much on the program "type" (racing/education vs. day care/camp). Check out the type of program it is it is not dependant of the YC so much as who is running it. Some very prestigeous clubs have "day care" program designed to get the kids out of the house (and therefore take younger kids), while others have more serious programs.


YCYC
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Nov 11, 2005, 8:34 AM

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Good article in today's newsletter on the question of how the world is changing for kids' organized activities at all levels....not sure that is good for Jr. sailing as it makes something that is already difficult to adopt even more intensive.


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